Michelle Matthews, Chair Elect
Matthews Consulting Group
With more than 20 years of experience in organizational development and consulting, Michelle
is instrumental in developing strategies to improve business processes, maximize human capital and increase revenues.
She serves as a trusted advisor to numerous Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations and educational institutions, ranging from Delta Air Lines, BellSouth and Georgia-Pacific to United Way, Atlanta Public Schools and Spelman College.
With a keen insight to quickly grasp the internal and external dynamics of an organization or institution, Michelle
successfully facilitates strategic planning workshops and team-building sessions.
creates processes to help organizations achieve greater and more measurable results.
Whether it's advising a senior leadership team, coaching an executive or designing a new organizational structure, she
is known for her
passion, integrity and experience.
Prior to establishing Matthews Consulting in 1999, Michelle worked as a senior manager for IBM, KPMG Consulting and Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting).
In these positions, she was responsible for leading project teams to develop and implement methods for strategic action planning, group facilitation, organizational change management, executive coaching and business process redesign.
In addition to increasing the productivity of several companies, her
leadership helped to earn over $2 million in profits for a major beverage distributor.
superior performance at IBM
, KPMG, and Accenture
garnered countless awards and recognitions.
Today, as a leading authority on adapting to changing environments, Michelle
has been featured in The Wall Street Journal
, Black Enterprise, Emerging Business, and Smart Money.
is also the author of a monthly column for the Atlanta Tribune magazine
titled, "Performance Zone" that provides leadership strategies for success.
also appeared as a guest on the CNNfn
program, "Your Money" as an expert on leadership and change.
Michelle is a member of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Directors Network.
She is also a board member for the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education (GPEE).
Michelle's community involvement includes serving as mentor for Gateways
, a training and development program for female professionals.
Past community leadership activities also include serving as a volunteer with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, the Atlanta Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity
, and tutoring elementary school children in her
Michelle is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Spelman College, with a degree in Economics.